Friday, 18 May 2018 18:59
Huge congratulations go to our Academy Under 18 side who were crowned Thurlow Nunn Youth League Cambridge Division Champions last night. Needing just a point from their final game to make sure of the league title, the young Saints headed to Haverhill Rovers and recorded a 3-0 win.  Goalscorers on the night were leading scorer Kieran Waites, Ben Southwood and Brandon Hedge. Add this to Hunts FA County Youth Cup, won last friday with a 3-1 win over Godmanchester Rovers, It can be described as a very successful season for Alex Mynall, Richard Churms and everyone connected with the squad and indeed, the whole Mick George Youth Academy as a whole with a plethora of awards won this season throughout the age groups. Well done lads, a credit to St Neots Town FC !!!
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 15:30
THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE CAMBRIDGE DIVISION HISTON U18      0           ST NEOTS TOWN U18       7 With just one match left later this week, away at Haverhill, St Neots now know that a single point will be sufficient to see them retain the championship of the Cambridge Division of the Thurlow Nunn Youth League.   This penultimate league match was switched from Histon to the Premier Plus Stadium and was a very one-way contest with St Neots scoring seven goals without reply, with goalkeeper George Bugg a virtual spectator. In the early stages St Neots seemed shot shy with an Alfie Donkin head over the bar and a Callan Irvine shot wide of the target their best efforts.   However, that changed after 13 minutes when Ben Southwood skilfully lost his marker to cross for Kieran Waites to open the scoring.   Two minutes later Aaron Hiscock was brought down by goalkeeper Daniel Wiseman as he raced from his goal and Hiscock got to his feet to tuck away the resultant penalty.   Southwood twice shot across the face of goal and Waites fired wide after a delightful move involving Donkin and Hiscock.   Then after 28 minutes Irvine threaded a through ball to find Ben Southwood to make it 3-0 and six minutes before the break the contest was effectively decided when Kieran Waites claimed hissecond goal of the match and his nineteenth of the season after clever play between Donkin and Southwood. The second half was a more leisurely affair with St Neots no doubt having one eye on their important final match.   They sent on two substitutes and continued to dominate without showing the urgency they had displayed in the first 45 minutes.   It was now that Histon goalkeeper began to shine making three excellent saves to deny Leon Fulianty (twice) and Aaron Hiscock.    On the 75th minute another delightful three-man move ripped open the Histon defence as Hiscock and Waites set up Sam Routs for a tap-in fifth goal and then two further goals in the last five minutes from the lively Callan Irvine gave St Neots their 69th league goal of the season - 15 more than their nearest rivals and 12 more than they scored last season.   Histon’s sole effort to test the underworked St Neots custodian came from a lengthy Finlay Newey free kick that Bugg retrieved from just under his cross bar. St Neots:  Bugg, Leagas Brooks, Donkin, Southeran, Fulianty, Southwood, Irvine, Waites, Routs, Hiscock                                                                                                                                      Subs used:   Dunnett and Ford Referee: Nicholas Easey                                                                                                 (John Walker)  
Saturday, 12 May 2018 11:36
HUNTINGDONSHIRE U18 YOUTH CUP FINAL (at Yaxley) ST NEOTS TOWN U18       3      GODMANCHESTER ROVERS U18      1 Cup holders St Neots retained the Huntingdonshire FA County Youth Cup with a comfortable victory over Godmanchester Rovers.   These two sides are the best in the Thurlow Nunn Cambridge Division and mathematically either can finish champions this season with current leaders St Neots needing just four points from their remaining two matches to clinch the title for the second successive season.   It was a feisty encounter with the two sides evenly matches but the clinching factor was St Neots’ finishing whilst their opponents always shared possession but created fewer goal scoring opportunities. The match got off to an electric start with two goals in the opening six minutes to set the standard.   St Neots took the lead after just two minutes with a lightning strike as Sam Routs found George Holman in space and he unselfishly set up leading scorer Kieran Waites who netted his seventeenth goal of the season from ten yards.   Godmanchester’s response was swift and effective as four minutes later Daniel Turnbull intercepted an attempted defensive clearance to find Michael Speed in space and he sent Ryan Batsford clear on the left to net from an acute angle.   St Neots were looking good from set piece play and following a 20th minute corner Waites almost claimed a second goal, but Rovers custodian Shay Griffiths made a smart save from his close-range effort.    Six minutes later St Neots regained the lead when Andre Williams released a cross field pass to split the defence and Aaron Hiscock showed fine skill close to the bye line to get past Fraser Kerr and his reverse pass found Sam Routs unmarked to shoot beyond the diving Griffiths.   The St Neots defence looked firm and in control restricting Rovers’ efforts to shooting from distance and Speed should have done better than shoot wide after neat play by Luke Toates and then Lewis Powell shot wide after another promising build-up.   The half ended with Griffiths keeping his side in contention with a brave save at the feet of Holman. St Neots positive start after the break put them in control of the match.   A 48th minute free kick from Williams was only just wide and then the same St Neots player brought the save of the match at full length from Griffiths.   However, it was to be Williams who was to set up the significant third goal for his side when he beat his marker to cross for Joe Brooke to tap in from close range.   Godmanchester sent on substitutes hoping to revitalise their efforts to get back in the match but they failed to test George Bugg in the St Neots goal.   Griffiths then had to leave his area in an attempt to repel a St Neots attack and was left stranded but relieved to see Williams’ narrow angled attempt effort pass just beyond the far post.  The match became tense as St Neots looked happy to defend their lead and a flare-up fifteen minutes from time saw two St Neots players yellow-carded.   The match then fizzled out with Godmanchester looking the more positive side but St Neots, with defenders Archie Southeran and Leon Fulianty in control, never looked like conceding a further goal. St Neots:  Bugg, Leagas Brooks, Donkin, Southeran, Fulianty, Williams, Holman, Waites, Routs, Hiscock                                                                                                                                      Subs used:   Irvine, Hedge, Goodridge and Southwood   Godmanchester:  Griffiths, Kerr, Francis, Stevenson, Casey, Powell, Greatorex, Toates, Turnbull, Speed, Batsford Subs used:  Gallagher, Rogers, Dale and Dean Referee: Richard Hart                                                                                                  (John Walker)
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 06:09
THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE CAMBRIDGE DIVISION ST NEOTS TOWN U18       3      GODMANCHESTER ROVERS U18      1 This could prove to be the most significant result of the campaign for St Neots as they produced a very gritty performance to inflict on Godmanchester only their third league defeat of the season.   However, the result was not as clear cut as the score line suggests because for long periods the visitors shaded play but could not match their approach play with clear scoring chances.   With Cambridge City surprisingly defeated at home by Saffron Walden on the night, it leaves Godmanchester as the only side that can overhaul St Neots for the league title provided each win their final matches.  However, Godmanchester still have to play Cambridge City twice as well as Royston who are second in the table and Walden who are on a good run. In the first fifteen minutes St Neots produced their best football of the season battering the visiting defence and scoring twice and that tally could easily have been doubled.   However, Godmanchester are not serious title challengers without good reason and they battled back and for long periods at the end of each half they were well on top.   St Neots domination began after just six minutes when Aaron Hiscock jinked along the bye line to cross and when his effort was not cleared the ball fell to leading scorer Kieran Waites who lashed in his sixteenth goal of the season.   Visiting keeper Shay Griffiths then saved well from George Holman and Hiscock shot over the bar after clever work by Andre Williams.   Defender Archie Southeran joined the attack to head over from a corner and a Leon Fulianty shot was cleared off the line by Ben Casey.  The pressure told after 13 minutes when Joe Brooks crossed for George Holman to head the second goal.   Godmanchester gradually recovered from the onslaught and two lengthy free kicks from William Greatorex were comfortably saved but St Neots had lost their rhythm and after32 minutes a defensive error allowed Daniel Turnbull to lob advancing keeper George Bugg to put the visitors back in the game. After the break there was a period of even play with Michael Speed firing over when well placed for the visitors, and St Neots having a Waites shot well saved by Griffiths.   An outstanding save by Bugg from Turnbull preserved St Neots narrow lead and as the second half went on it became clear that a fourth goal would be significant for either side.   It arrived seven minutes from time against the run of platy when St Neots skipper Alfie Donkin reacted first when a shot by Hiscock was blocked by a defender.  It was Donkin’s fourth, but most important goal of the season and St Neots held out through seven minutes added time to claim victory. St Neots:  Bugg, Leagas, Brooks, Donkin, Southeran, Fulianty, Williams, Holman, Waites, Routs, Hiscock                                                                                                                                      Subs used:   Irvine, Rider and Ford Referee: Piotr Juszczyk                                                                                                 (John Walker)
Thursday, 19 April 2018 17:39
  OPEN TRIALS FOR SEASON 2018/19 Please see below relevant information for our upcoming ' Academy Open Trials' for 2018/19. As part of my role as St Neots Town FC Academy Manager I want to ensure everyone has the best opportunity to impress, therefore we want this information to be distributed to as many people as possible - please forward to anyone you feel this opportunity may be relevant to. We will be selecting players from U8 -U16 for next seasons Academy groups plus the further options for more 'Shadow Squads'. The trials will be held at St Neots Town Football Club, Kester Way, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire PE19 6SL on the following Nights: Monday 4th June 2018: 6:00 - 7:30pm > U8, U9 AND U10 TRIALS 8:00 - 9:30pm > U13 AND U14 TRIALS Wednesday 6th June 2018: 6:00 - 7:30pm > U11 AND U12 TRIALS 8:00 - 9:30pm > U15 AND U16 TRIALS Monday 11th June 2018: 6:00 - 7:30pm > U8, U9 AND U10 TRIALS 8:00 - 9:30pm > U13 AND U14 TRIALS Wednesday 13th June 2018: 6:00 - 7:30pm > U11 AND U12 TRIALS 8:00 - 9:30pm > U15 AND U16 TRIALS The selection process will consist of a 4 corner player analysis on the first trial night followed by a game related match evaluation on the second date. Following completion of the mandatory sign up form you will be contacted to confirm your place at the trials.  Please be aware: Players who are successful will need to adhere to the minimum requirements for commitment to training sessions, events, behaviour, dress code and responses to communication by the Academy to maintain their place.   It is vital you complete our online sign up form to ensure you have a place on at the Open Trials, if this is not complete you may not be able to participate on the night. Please follow the link below:   Sign Up Here   If successful and selected for next seasons Academy you will be required to attend a Sign On Evening at the Football Club on Wednesday 20th June, further details will be communicated following trials.  It is important that all efforts are made to attend the Open Trials as sides for next season are selected from this process! Finally we are always looking to recruit good people and if anyone has an interest in coaching roles next season please can you make me aware (minimum FA Level 1 required). If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me! Thanks, Iain Parr Academy Manager St Neots Town Football Club Rowley Park, Kester way St Neots, Cambs, PE19 6SL Office: 01480 470012 / 476432 Mob: 07970 851511 Email: 
Thursday, 22 March 2018 20:59
We can now announce that the Final Trial Day for Prospective Scholars - in partnership with PETERBOROUGH UNITED, will be held on: MONDAY 9th APRIL  10:00am REGISTRATION at the PREMIER PLUS STADIUM. For further details or to reserve a place, please contact  \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We look forward to seeing you.....      
Saturday, 03 February 2018 21:44
Elite Football Scholarship in partnership with St. Neots Football Club has been launched. To read our full colour 40 page Brochure, please follow the link below: SCHOLARSHIP BROCHURE      We are delighted to announce the next open day for our Elite Football Scholarship, run in partnership with St Neots Town FC. Peterborough United coaching staff will now take lead of our Elite Football Scholarship / U18 Youth Team Squad from the start of the 2018/19 season.   Academy Manager, Nick Sheppard said: “We are delighted to be working closely with St Neots Town FC from the 2018/2019 season.  We know the people really well at St Neots and hope that our link will be mutually beneficial to both clubs.  The Elite Football Scholarship is one of the best set ups outside of the EFL Academies and so with our coaches working on the programme it will enable us to have the best opportunities to find any players who are late developers.”   Director of Football at St Neots Town FC, Iain Parr spoke regarding the agreement: “I am excited to announce our partnership with Peterborough United Football Club to help develop and educate 16-19 year old footballers within a full time football and education programme.  This is an excellent opportunity for both clubs to help talented footballers achieve their goals on the football pitch whilst gaining valuable life skills and qualifications.”   The programme offers the opportunity to have fulltime football training alongside academic studies within an integrated timetable for Year 12 & 13s. Unlike most football scholarships there is the option to study a variety of courses at St Neots Sixth Form alongside your football; this includes A-Levels which are now in strategic blocks to avoid clashes or the traditional BTEC sports courses.   Some of the other benefits to the Scholarship are:   • Peterborough United FC Talent ID & Full-Time Lead Coaching Staff • Training opportunities with St Neots Town FC 1st Team • British Colleges League Fixtures & Youth Team Matches • Professional Kit Package • State of the Art Playing Facilities • Full-time Professional Training Syllabus • Individual Player Development Plans • One Leisure Gym Access • Off the Pitch Welfare Support • FA Coaching / Fitness Industry Courses • Personal Fitness Analysis   Next open dayMonday 12th February 2018St Neots Town FC, Premier Plus Stadium, Kester Way, St Neots. Cambridgeshire PE19 6SL   Please bring a full training kit, boots for grass and 3G and a drink. For more information please email \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or to register your interest for the Open Day please complete the following application form:  
Friday, 26 May 2017 13:12
St Neots Town FC Academy Open Trials for prospective players Season 2017/18 We will be holding Open Trials for prospective players wishing to play for St Neots Town FC Academy Teams for the upcoming 2017/18 Season. The trials will be held at St Neots Town Football Club, Kester Way, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire PE19 6SL on the following Nights:   Monday 5th June 2017: 6:00 - 7:30pm > U9, U10, U11 AND U12 TRIALS 8:00 - 9:30pm > U13 AND U14 TRIALS   Wednesday 7th June 2017: 6:00 - 7:30pm > U9, U10 AND U11 TRIALS 8:00 - 9:30pm > U15 AND U16 TRIALS   Monday 12th June 2017: 6:00 - 7:30pm > U12, U13 AND U14 TRIALS   8:00 - 9:30pm > U15 AND U16 TRIALS To register interest and further details, please click on the link below:  
Tuesday, 23 May 2017 09:58
  On Friday 2nd June 2017 we are holding an open training session 10am - 12pm This is an opportunity for you to take a small break from your ''hectic revision schedule'' and attend this open training session for a couple of hours. Friends are welcome to attend and please circulate and see details of the attached poster as we still have a few spaces available for September 2017 intake.   New Partnership and Academic Evening   As our 'Scholarship' evolves, we continue to form strong bonds and partnerships with local businesses and organisations and look at other academic options in the 'Sports' industry. With this in mind, I am pleased to announce our newly formed partnership with 'One Leisure' of St Neots that will see our scholars visit their fantastic facility from September 2017. This will allow us to integrate a state of the art bespoke football fitness program for each individual that will run alongside the scholarship football training program, the facilities (including the swimming pool) will ensure you have the maximum opportunity to achieve your goals!!   St Neots Learning and Sports Academy and SNLP are holding an Academic Evening at Longsands Academy after half term on Tuesday 6th June 2017 at  6.30pm. Details to be sent in a separate email to prospective Scholars who have registered an interest.   To register your interest please text 07970 851511, email or click on the link below:  
Tuesday, 09 May 2017 09:27
THURLOW NUNN YOUTH LEAGUE CHAMPIONS PLAY OFF SEMI-FINAL ST NEOTS TOWN U18       0       AFC SUDBURY U18       4 St Neots U18 Scholars brought their season to a close with an honourable defeat in the semi-final of the Thurlow Nunn League Champions play-off.    They were beaten by a skilful and well organised visiting Sudbury side – the South Division champions – that had only been beaten once this season.   A measure of the quality of the opposition is that it was the first-time St Neots had conceded more than two goals in a home match since November 2015 and it was only the second time this season they had failed to score themselves in a home match.   Before the opposition had scored St Neots, already missing the injured Shae Humphrey and suspended Owen Bevan, lost their inspirational skipper Isaac Clarke, carried off on a stretcher with a twisted knee and within sixty seconds of the restart of the match with St Neots reorganising their defence Sudbury claimed their first goal. There was a very tight start to the match with both sides probing at the other defence with few clear chances.   Andre Williams almost made an early breakthrough for St Neots after eight minutes when he pushed visiting keeper Curtis Child to a full length flying save whilst at the other end Evan Jeckells saved well at the foot of a post at the expense of a corner from Oliver Dunlop.   The injury to Clarke brought on substitute Mason Collins slotted into a three-man defence and the opening goal after 27 minutes came from a lengthy clearance from Child.   A moments’ hesitation in the St Neots defence let in Oliver Peters who chipped the advancing goalkeeper.   A minute before the break a long throw by Callum Watson was met at the near post by Mekhi McKenzie who glanced a header past Jeckells. A third goal just eight minutes after the restart effectively put the match beyond the home side when Dunlop was fouled on the edge of the penalty area and he picked himself up to send a free kick around the defensive wall to make it 3-0.   If St Neots knew they were beaten they did not show it and they kept attacking the visiting defence with little success.  It was whilst they were searching for a way back into the match when they were caught defensively short and McKenzie showed real skill to leave the last defender in his wake to seal the result.   After that St Neots looked the more dangerous side with Ben Southwood firing over the bar after good work by Erhan Nurettin and Andre Williams forcing the save of the match from Child.   So, St Neots finished as proud League and County Cup winners after a very successful season. St Neots:  Jeckells, Gooderham, Piesse, Donkin, Rudman, Holman, Williams, Clarke (I), Southwood, Nurettin, Eldridge Subs used:  Taylor (L), Waites, Chambers, Collins and Fulianty Referee:  Paul Gregory (Peterborough)                                                              John Walker
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